San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Endorses Marc Berman for State Assembly



June 28, 2016

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State Assembly candidate and Palo Alto City Councilmember Marc Berman has earned the endorsement of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo in his campaign for the 24th Assembly District.

“Solving the tough issues facing Silicon Valley and California requires a close working relationship between local and state officials. As a Palo Alto councilmember, Marc understands the importance of regional coordination and he'll be an outstanding partner for local governments at the state level,” said Mayor Liccardo. “Marc has established himself as a local leader on education, transportation, environment, and housing issues, and I look forward to working with him on these issues at the state level.”

“Mayor Liccardo is a champion of comprehensive regional solutions to the transportation, housing, economic, and environmental challenges facing Silicon Valley. I’m excited to have his support for my campaign and my plan to address these challenges in the State Assembly,” said Berman. “Delivering results for the residents of Silicon Valley requires elected officials at all levels of government working together on innovative solutions, and I look forward to partnering with Mayor Liccardo to tackle these difficult issues.”

With his endorsement of Berman, Mayor Liccardo joins numerous state and local leaders in supporting Berman for State Assembly, including incumbent Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Treasurer John Chiang, former California State Controller Steve Westly, Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, Assemblymembers Rob Bonta, David Chiu, Marc Levine, Evan Low, and Phil Ting, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Sheriff Laurie Smith, Assessor Larry Stone, and Supervisor Ken Yeager, San Mateo County Supervisors Don Horsley, Dave Pine, Warren Slocum, and Adrienne Tissier, Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks and Vice Mayor Gustav Larsson, California Young Democrats, Peninsula Young Democrats, Silicon Valley Young Democrats, Equality California, California Labor Federation, AFSCME California PEOPLE, the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Pacific Southwest Region, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, Palo Alto Police Officers’ Association, and Palo Alto and San Mateo County Firefighters. For a full list of Berman’s endorsements, please visit

The 24th Assembly District consists of the cities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park, Half Moon Bay and portions of Cupertino and the San Mateo County Coast.

For more information about Marc Berman, please visit